“We were the stuff of legends,” says Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg in the upcoming episode of The Goldbergs. “Well, in our minds.”
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Some comedies attempt to launch their second season with some grandiose celebrity cameo or high-concept hook, but that’s not the MO of The Goldbergs, which returned for a sophomore cycle in its cushy new Wednesday time slot. To be completely fair, EW’s fall TV preview suggests that the show will still have its grabby zeitgeisty episodes this season, and on the celebrity cameo front, David Spade does guest star in a throwaway role in the premiere, but that’s far from the reason why Wednesday’s premiere marked a triumphant return for the ’80s-set sitcom.
The premiere of The Goldbergs doesn’t just mark the reappearance of fabulous chunky patterned sweaters or off-hand nostalgia bait remarks about familiar pop culture (in this episode, Boo Berry and Die Hard were the topics du jour). There’s a much better reason to tune in to The Goldbergs, and that’s because the show is the best of any family comedy on TV in the way it eschews dysfunction for its more appropriate, real-world term: love. READ FULL STORY
To be a cool teenager in the 1980s, there were two things you definitely needed: A good mix tape and a fake ID. And in the season-two premiere of The Goldbergs, both of those play a key role in the lives of Adam and Barry.
First up, Adam makes a mix tape for Dana to reassure her about their relationship, but things go a little haywire when Beverly finds the tape and assumes it’s for her. And continuing with the theme of letting very valuable things fall into the wrong hands, Barry gets his fake ID confiscated after showing it off to the entire school. So what do you do when you made a promise to your classmates that requires the fake ID you just lost? Well, that’s where David Spade comes in.
Spade is set to guest star in the season premiere as a less-than-trustworthy employee at a photo shop who makes fake IDs for teens. Here’s an exclusive first look at the episode, in which Spade’s character is in action. Now the question is: Will anyone believe that fake ID?
The ’80s were all about excess, so it seems appropriate that the second season of The Goldbergs is overflowing with Reagan-era references: Midseason tributes to director John Hughes and Back to the Future are planned, and “smother” Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) plans to renew her vows with Murray (Jeff Garlin) in an over-the-top approximation of Diana and Charles’ royal wedding.
“She wants to have a big blowout since their first wedding was kind of paltry because Murray paid for it himself,” McLendon-Covey says. “But nothing is going to happen the way she wants it to.” Also this season, Adam (Sam Giambrone) eyes his neighbor Dana as his very own Winnie Cooper-style crush, while Barry (Troy Gentile) scores a love interest and, in the first episode, a fake I.D., thanks to guest star David Spade, who plays a clerk at an old-school photo development shop. (Can we take a second to appreciate Barry’s mouthy, all-too-excited grin as he prepares for his fake ID snapshot in the photo above?)
David Spade got his big break when he joined Saturday Night Live in 1990, but now he’s about to go back to the ’80s.
EW has confirmed that the comedian and former Rules of Engagement star will guest star in an upcoming episode of The Goldbergs as shifty guy who works at an old school ’80s photo shop making fake IDs for local teenagers. Of the Goldberg family, Barry is Spade’s most likely customer, but maybe some other character will have an identity crisis (get it?).
Spade will film the episode in August and it will air this fall.
ABC has one of the most diverse fall programming slates in TV history, and critics want to know why.
At the Television Critics Association press tour Tuesday, ABC chief Paul Lee fielded questions from reporters pushing for a more detailed explanation for why ABC greenlit three ethnic family comedies (Anthony Anderson’s Black-ish, Cristela Alonzo’s Cristela, and Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off the Boat, coming midseason), plus another drama series starring a black actress, Shonda Rhimes’ How to Get Away with Murder.
“We’re taking a very good step along that journey,” Lee told critics at the Beverly Hilton on Tuesday. “To be able to pull this off, you need not just stars on air… you need storytellers and executives”—such as the ones present at that very panel. “I’m very proud—if you look at the back of the room [referencing the various executives in attendance], it’s a very diverse group of people,” Lee continued. “You need the people telling the stories to truly reflect America as it is.” READ FULL STORY
Modern Family definitely has a gay agenda coming up, but it’s not what you think! We all know that Cameron and Mitchell are preparing for their big wedding day on the ABC sitcom, but before they can make it to the altar, there needs to be a wild and crazy Las Vegas bachelor party! However, as Eric Stonestreet told us when he stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105), it won’t be Cam & Mitchell’s bachelor party. “We just shot an episode that was kind of an anti-bachelor party episode in Vegas,” says the man who plays Cam. “When we get there we run into Langham, Mitchell’s ex played by the great Fred Armisen, and he’s there having his bachelor party. And they say ‘Well, while you’re here, feel free to stop by,’ and he hands me a piece of paper with all the happenings, and I turn and I go, ‘Wow, an actual gay agenda.’ So I sneak off and go and participate in their bachelor party while Mitchell gets a sauna and gets a massage.” READ FULL STORY
Tonight’s premiere of the new ABC comedy The Goldbergs, a semi-autobiographical look at exec producer Adam F. Goldberg’s childhood in the ’80s, cannot come soon enough for star Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, Reno 911!), who plays the family’s matriarch: “I try to keep it realistic, like, this is what a woman of that age in that era would’ve worn, and sometimes, the jumpsuits are a little bedazzled. I forget when I’m on the Sony lot that I’m dressed like that, and I go walking around in my wig and my jumpsuit, and the show hasn’t aired yet, so no one knows who I am or what I’m doing there looking like that, and people look at me like, What is your problem? And I think, Oh, I forgot, I should’ve probably thrown a robe on or something. People throw shade at me,” she tells EW, laughing. “It’s very rude. It hurts my feelings. But we’ll see who will have the last laugh accepting her Emmy — MEEEEE.”
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